*Note: Consult with your doctor before beginning any new regimen.
Hey, hi, hello. I'm Becca and I know a thing or two about cramps. You too? Yeah, I know I'm not alone in the monthly body-crippling moments of womanhood, and that's precisely why I decided it was time to do a little investigative journalism in the form of untraditional period pain solutions.
A quick note before I dive in: This is my experience with my period and symptoms and treatments, but this in no way is every person's experience. I hope you can enjoy and maybe learn something new, but remember to consult your personal doctor before starting a new regimen.
Throughout high school, I got by with a doctor's note to excuse my cramp-related absences. College was different. With a nasty iron deficiency and just about zero regard for sleeping through alarms on day one or two of my period, it was a nightmare. For the past 13 years of life, I've tried just about everything for cramps — from extra strength OTC remedies to the warm comfort of a heating pad — but it was clear that my period called for more.
Recently I was at VSPOT MediSpa in NYC — a women's health medispa that focuses on science, sex and strength — when, lo and behold, CBD suppositories for period cramps caught my attention. Needless to say, I went home with a big pack in anticipation of my next period.
And, if you're unsure what a suppository it is — let me be clear: By internalized, I mean it was going to be put all up in me before my tampon.
Here's how it went down: At the first sign of my period, with subtle cramps and that weird starting tint (don't even pretend like you don't know) I took a proactive stance, popped the suppositories in the freezer and waited a few minutes.
At first, I didn't feel anything and I began to wonder the validity of all the claims I had read.
But then it hit. All of a sudden my cramps disappeared and my uterus felt like full on dreamland.
At this point I did more research and found that CBD isn't only amazing for period cramps, but for people with anxiety, too. Like me!
I ended up falling asleep in that calm, euphoric state, but as soon as I woke up, I knew I had more research to do on the amazing way my body and mind felt.
I had such a positive experience and felt super relaxed, so I researched and found a CBD product called Sunday Scaries, CBD gummies specifically for anxiety. At which point I immediately got a bottle and waited for it to arrive in the mail.
When I received my bottle of gummies a few days later, I popped a red one — because, obviously — and waited to see if it was as euphoric as the suppository.